Gerry Rauch

Gerry Rauch is founder and president of Annunciation Institute, which provides resources for growth in the theological and cardinal virtues. For 15 years, he taught pastoral counseling at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Mich., and at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He now consults with formation programs in the preparation of candidates for priesthood and permanent diaconate. He is married to Marla (Olmsted) and the father of six children. Gerry holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. His publications include Handling Conflict (Servant Publications, 1985) and One Year Guide to the Catholic Catechism (Servant Publications, 1998). He worked in various leadership roles in the Catholic charismatic renewal: in The Word of God and in Washtenaw Covenant Community, both of Ann Arbor, Michigan; in Belgium from 1977 to 1982 on the staff of Cardinal Leon J. Suenens and as a leader of the Jerusalem Community. He was senior editor for the National Catholic Register from 1997 to 2002, and general manager of The Michigan Catholic newspaper from 2002 to 2010. He is also a member of the Pauline Holy Family Institute.